Recommended Hemp and CBD Suppliers
CBD has exploded in popularity in the last couple of years. The hard part for consumers is that the number of providers of CBD and hemp products have also exploded…and the quality varies hugely. The biggest issue with most CBD/Hemp sellers is that:
(i) they’re sourcing low-grade hemp from commercial farms and
(ii) They’re not adequately purifying the hemp extract which means it’s low potency (and therefore you’re not getting what you pay for).
All of our recommended suppliers source from organic hemp farms that they either own (in the case of Mission Farms) or have close relationships with. Furthermore, they all have rigorous extraction procedures, in FDA-grade facilities to ensure highest quality CBD….so the higher priced CBD oil is actually cheaper than the “inexpensive” options out there.
Mission Farms CBD is our top recommendation for CBD supplier. Started on a farm by folks who were experimenting with CBD for their own wellness and pain management after being dissatisfied with “off-the shelf” CBD oils. They own and manage their own farms in Oregon (which has nutrient-rich, volcanic soil) and hand-harvest the hemp they use in all of their products. By owning the farms, they control for the highest standard of quality which just simply cannot be achieved by buying hemp on the open market.
Absolute Nature CBD is one of the the preeminent providers of all-natural, organic CBD products. They provide independant, third-party lab results for every one of their batches and adhere to an extremely high standard for all their products. They were recognized by the Global Health and Pharma (GHP) Board as “Best Natural CBD Products Provider” in 2019.
All testing is done through ProVerdy Labs & Toxicology Services and products have batched numbered Certificates of Analysis (COA). The raw cannabis/hemp plant material is tested before processing to ensure it’s clean of pesticides and below the legal limit of <0.3% THC. After processing, the raw CBD oils are then sent away for another third-party lab test to validate purity and potency.
Hemp Health (aka “Pharma Hemp”) are based in San Diego and is another one of the providers with the highest quality cannabinoid products on the market. They source all of their hemp from Colorado and carefully use CO2 extraction to isolate the CBD-rich hemp oil. All their hemp is certified non-GMO and contains no pesticides, solvents, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. They also send every batch for third-party testing of purity and potency.
Populum (Latin for “For the People”) makes our list because, like the others, their mission is QUALITY. They source their hemp from a farm in Colorado and they have rigorous, proprietary methods to purify the CBD extract to ensure the highest quality with no unwanted compounds. They have a decent line-up of products and good options for pets.